How to a new PAN Card apply online. Step by step

A Permanent Account Number or PAN Card is a National Identification Card. It is the Indian Income Tax Department that assigns this 10-digit alphabet and unique account number to the taxpayer, company or HUF. In this article, we will explore how a pan card apply online.

Nowadays you can partially apply for PAN online. Because when all of these steps are finished, you will still need to send accreditation to agencies authorized by the Income Tax Department to facilitate PAN applications on behalf of the National Securities Depository (NSDL) or UTI Infrastructure Technology (UTITL).

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How to Apply for PAN Card?

PANs can be applied online. Further, requests for changes or modifications to PAN data can also be made online.

How to Apply for PAN Card Online: PAN can be applied online on the NSDL website or the UTIITSL website.

Both have been approved by the Government of India for the issue of PANs or change/amendment of PAN on behalf of the Income Tax Department.

The online process is one of the most hassle-free ways to get a pan. An applicant is required to complete and submit the application form online only with payment of processing fee.

Copies of the required papers can be sent later by NSDL or UTIITSL, post for verification.

What does it take to document a PAN card?

Document for proof of identity

Driving license


Voter ID

Arm’s license

Selector’s Photo ID

Central government health project card or photo card of ex-servicemen contributing health project

Ration card with a photo of the applicant

Aadhaar card

Photo ID issued by the Central Government or the State Government or Government Sector Undertaking

Download the PDF originally signed by a Member of Parliament or a Member of the Legislature or a Municipal Councilor or a Gazetted Officer.

Download the original certificate (with the name and stamp of the issuing officer) in the letterhead from the branch containing the appropriate verified photo and bank account number of the applicant.

* Documents should not exceed 3 months.

Address proof document


The select photo ID card

Bank Account Statement / Passbook *

Driving license

Electricity bill *

Aadhaar card

Credit Card Statement *

Landline telephone or broadband connection bills

Wife’s passport

Post office passbook containing the applicant’s address

Deposit Account Statement

Property Registration Document

Order to determine the latest property tax

Certificate of Accommodation provided by Government

Letter of Accommodation for Central Government or State Government not more than three years old

Customer gas connection card or the book or piped gas bill

Water bill

Download the PDF originally signed by a Member of Parliament or a Member of the Legislature or a Municipal Councilor or a Gazetted Officer.

Employer’s Certificate in Original Download PDF

* Documents should not exceed 3 months

Documents for proof of date of birth

Order pension payment

Driving license


The birth certificate was issued by the municipal authority

The marriage registrar has issued the marriage certificate

Residential certificate issued by the government

An affidavit was administered before the magistrate by mentioning the date of birth by the government

Certificate of Matriculation

Aadhaar card

* Documents should not exceed 3 months

Documents for proof of office address

The electricity bill carries the address of the office

Statement of bank account bearing office address

Credit card statements carry the address of the office

The telephone bill carries the address of the office

Office Bill to determine the property tax

Depository account statements carry the address of the office

Statement of bank account bearing office address

 Documents should not exceed 3 months

Step by step to apply online

>>> Visit the NSDL website

>>> Click on ‘Application Type’ and choose the shape that applies to you – Form 49A for Residents and 49AA for Non-Residents (NRIs) and Foreign Citizens.

>>> Select Category: ‘Individual’

>>>Fill out the remaining information, such as name and date of birth. The information marked with a star sign must be filled in.

>>>Once you click on the ‘Submit’ button a token number will be generated.

You will need to click on the link to continue your PAN application.

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You may only have a screenshot of the token number display page for your records unless the token number is sent to your email address due to some technical issues.

>>> A new page will appear on your screen. There will be three options for asking how you want to proceed with your application.

There are three options

(i) Digitally submit via e-KYC and e-sign (paperless)

(ii) submit the scanned image via e-sign and

(iii) Physically forwarded application documents.

>>> Enter your details such as Aadhaar number, parents name etc. Your father or mother may have the option to print the name on the PAN card.

>>> After you have filled in all the relevant information, click ‘Next’.

A new page will appear asking you to fill in additional personal details such as income source, address, contact details.

>>> Click ‘Next’ after filling all the personal details.

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>>> The next step is to enter your area code, AO (evaluation officer) type, range code, and AO number.

You can find these details in this window.

>>> Click ‘Next’ when these details are complete.

>>> In the last step, you will be asked to select and upload supporting documents, including your photograph and signature.

>>> According to the NSDL helpline, once the documents are uploaded you will have to pay.

You can pay using your debit or credit card, net banking or demand draft.

If you choose to send physical documents instead of choosing E-KYC or E-sign, you will pay 110.

>>> Once you make the payment, you need to go through the Aadhaar authentication process.

An OTP is going to be sent to the mobile/email linked to your Aadhaar.

>>> If your Aadhaar authentication process is successful, take a replica of the receipt with a 15 digit unique accreditation number, sign and send it to >>>

NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Ltd.

5th NSDL office, at the ATM Tax PAN Service Unit,

Floor, Ministry Sterling,

Plot. No. 341,

Survey No. 997/8,

Model Colony,

Near Deep Bungalow Chowk,

Pune – 411016.

>>> If your Aadhaar authentication process is not successful or your mobile number is not connected to Aadhaar according to NSDL helpline

Then take a print out of the acknowledgment, paste your picture and sign the receipt.

You will also need to send a photocopy of the uploaded document.

You should super-scrip the envelope ‘Application for PAN-N-15 Digit Account Number’ (i.e., ‘Apply for PAN – N-881010200000097’).

You can send this envelope by post or courier and it should arrive in NSDL within 15 days of the date of the online application.

The turnaround time for processing the pan application is 15-20 days.

You can also application tracking link:

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